Year of the Ox

Entry 305 for Friday February 12, 2021

The core questions:

Credit goes to Ben and readers of his blog for these “Four Questions” and the five stretch questions.

  1. What did you do today? Early meeting about the MCY program with Jorge and Raúl; morning #educoffee with Xinli and Miguel; assigned and setup team support for #TC2005B; student meeting with #TC3045 Alex and joined later in the call by Ivan to plan a meeting later next week with Kent; a short afternoon #educoffee with Jakob before our weekly #TC2005B professors meeting with Fabiola, Carlos L., Carlos G., and Luis; meeting with MCY student Ernesto; another Dankinia led Mandatory Fun Night (MFN) in Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) with out Alea Iacta Est (AIE) gaming community; late night officers meeting for the AIE community.
  2. What did you enjoy? It was really nice to see Xinli and Miguel, celebrating Chinese New Year and discussing the challenges of preparing for summer session which are intense condensed courses. Really nice time in both AIE sessions today. I
  3. What did you find difficult? Missing seeing the “seasonal” friends that I see every year or so at conferences and events. It was nice to see some friends in the officer meeting with cameras on who I haven’t seen in person for too long, I finally managed to meet up with some in 2019 (Lanctharus and Erick in Los Angeles, Tetsemi and Mkallah in Phoenix) and the year prior with Razhoff in Vancouver.
  4. What has changed? That way of seeing people in context at seasonal events. I am sure we will not get all of that back or at least personally as my work, life and roles change.

Featured Image Credit

 Year of the Ox statue from 2009 in a mall in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia.
“Year of the Ox” flickr photo by ccdoh1 https://flickr.com/photos/ccdoh1/3417581913 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license

Today’s Reading/Listening

More of “Teaching Effectively in Zoom” and catching up on podcasts like “Leading Lines” and “Teaching in Higher Ed”.

Video Released Today

No video. I released two pairs (Spanish one day, English the next) and am aiming for three pairs each week.

 

 

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